ANATOMY OF CHARCUTERIE


charcuterie with tomato jam

Charcuterie is a fun, easy and impressive snack to prepare for guests or to bring to a party with no cooking skills required!


Charcuterie Tips:


  • Variety and abundance. Offer a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies. If budget is a factor, select a few more luxurious items like Prosciutto and a spendier cheese and surround them with less expensive options like grapes, hummus and veggies.

  • Layers. Layer your offerings and provide some height with veggies packed in small bowls and stacks of crackers.

  • Color. Color varieties are pleasing to the eye. Choose colorful fruits and vegetables to contrast meats and cheeses.

  • Dips and spreads. Offer a variety of dips and spreads like hummus, cream cheese and Jennifer's Jams Tomato Jam.

  • Include a few unexpected items. Add something new and fun, like Brazilian Biquinho peppers, homemade pickled Brussels sprouts or Jennifer's Jams Tomato Jam.